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Analyzing Local Residents’ Perceptions of Tourism Activities in Tourism Areas

  • Author: Maryetti, FX Setiyo Wibowo, Nuryadina Augus Rini, Salan Toro
  • Keywords: local residents’ perception · tourism activities · tourism areas
  • Issue Date: 2023
  • Publisher: Atlantis Press
  • Colection: JURNAL

Abstract

This study aims to 1) analyze local residents’ perceptions of tourism

activities in the Baturraden tourism area from economic, social and environmental

aspects, and 2) propose programs that need to be undertaken by Penta Helix. This

study employs quantitative analysis with a survey method. Questionnaires were

distributed to as many as 69 respondents who were local residents. The results

of the study indicate that the local population’s perception of tourism activities is

good. Yet, field observations found various obstacles dominated by the economic

sector, including mentoring and coaching for business actors, business education

and training for MSMEs, job opportunities for local communities, prices of

goods and local community welfare. The implications of this study are 1) a survey

on local residents’ perceptions of tourism activities is conducted regularly

every 6 months; 2) immediately responds to follow-up any complains by local

residents; 3) the importance of developing a blueprint for Sustainable Tourism

in the Baturraden Tourism Area; 4) collaboration between the Regional Development

Planning Agency (Bappeda) with the Office of Manpower, Cooperatives,

and UMKM (DisnakerKopUMKM) it is important to increase the involvement

of local communities in tourism area management activities; 5) all stakeholders

supervise each other with regular tests to monitor river water quality; 6) the importance

of special attention related to building permits and regulations related to the

environment.

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